Events

    2020 Dec 01

    Right Wing Populism in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Kenneth Roberts, Binenkorb Director of the Latin American Studies Program and Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government, Cornell University; Cristobal Rovira, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales in Chile; Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professor and...

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    2020 Nov 17

    Federalism and COVID Responses

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Speaker: Agustina Giraudy, Associate Professor of Political Science, American University
    Discussant: Kent Eaton, Professor of Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Moderated by: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University...

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    2020 Nov 12

    DRCLAS Film Series: ZURITA, VERÁS NO VER by Alejandra Carmona

    6:00pm to 7:00pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish.  To register click here.

    Speakers: Raúl Zurita, Poet, DRCLAS RFK Visiting Scholar 2015-2016; Alejandra Carmona Cannobbio, Filmmaker
    Moderated by: Rodrigo del Río, PhD Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures

    A conversation with poet Raul Zurita and filmmaker Alejandra Carmona on the...

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    2020 Nov 12

    Transnational Perspectives: COVID-19 in South America

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Marcos Cueto, Professor of the History of Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil; Lucía Dammert, Professor of International Relations at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile; María Inés Pacecca, Professor in the Department of Anthropological Sciences and researcher at the Institute of Anthropological Sciences at the...

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    2020 Nov 10

    The Uneven Racial and Ethnic Impacts of COVID in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Veronica Figueroa, Profesora Asociada del Instituto de Asuntos Públicos, Universidad de Chile; Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Senior Fellow at the Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law, Stanford University; Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department of Global Health and...

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    2020 Nov 05

    How Old is the Anthropocene in Southwestern Amazonia?

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    This event is virtual, to join click here (pass code: 752331).

    Speaker: Eduardo Neves, Professor of Brazilian Archaeology, University of São Paulo, Brazil

    Southwestern Amazonia is an independent center of plant domestication and early ceramic production in the New World. It is also an area where a tradition of artificial mound building by Indigenous...

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    2020 Oct 29

    Bolivia: elección y gobernabilidad / Bolivia: Elections and Governability

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here

    Speakers: Erika Brockmann, Former Senator, political scientist and political analyst; Armando Ortuño, Former Vice Minister of Planning and Ambassador, economist and social researcher
    Moderated by: Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science, Columbia; Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University and...

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    2020 Oct 29

    #BlackLivesMatter Across the Americas: Black Youth Organizers and the Struggle for Racial Justice

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Ana Belique, Movimento Reconocido (Santo Domingo); Daniela Rincón, Casa Cultural El Chontaduro (Cali); Marcelle Decothé, Instituto Marielle Franco/Favelas Na Luta/Fórum da Juventude do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro); Mirtes Souza (mãe de Miguel Otávio) e Priscila Santana, Kilomba Collective (Brazil/USA...

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    2020 Oct 27

    Democratic Backsliding in Contemporary Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Manuel Melendez-Sanchez, PhD candidate in Political Science, Harvard University; Santiago Anria, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies, Dickinson College; Calla Hummel, Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of Miami; Carmen Aída Lazo, Dean of the School...

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    2020 Oct 19

    Challenges to Contain COVID-19 in Latin America: Lessons from Chile & Peru

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


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    Speakers: Maria Antonieta Alva, Minister of Economy & Finance, Peru; Eduardo Engel, Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Chile
    Moderated by: Gordon Hanson, Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

    Latin America has become an epicenter of COVID-19...

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    2020 Oct 13

    The Criminalization of Corruption in Latin America: Causes and Consequences of Lava Jato

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Ezequiel González Ocantos, Associate Professor in the Qualitative Study of Comparative Political Institutions, University of Oxford; Paula Muñoz, Profesora del Departamento Académico de Ciencias Sociales y Políticas, Universidad del Pacifico en Perú
    Discussant: Alisha Holland,...

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    2020 Oct 08

    Resisting Police Violence in the Americas: Mothers on the Front Lines

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here

    Speakers: Dorothy Holmes, Ronnieman Foundation and Justice for Families, Chicago, US; Débora Maria da Silva, Mothers of May, Brazil; Rute Fiuza, Mothers of May of the Northeast, Brazil; Jacqueline Castillo, Mothers of False Positives of Soacha and Bogotá, Colombia; Cristina Bautista Salvador, Mothers and...

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    2020 Oct 07

    Amazon 4.0 – Defining a Third Way for the Amazon

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


    This event is virtual, to join click here.

    Speaker: Carlos Nobre, Senior Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo; Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
    Discussant: Vinicius Furuie, Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center on the Environment
    Moderated by: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Co-Chair Brazil...

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    2020 Oct 06

    Human Rights = Public Health With Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

    1:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual, to join click here.

    Speaker: Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Moderated by: Guillermo Arduino, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN en Español

    The coronavirus pandemic has made clear the disproportionate impact among women, minority groups and impoverished people around the world. Protecting human rights IS a matter of public health. Please join a...

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    2020 Oct 05

    ReVista Launch: The Future of the Amazon, Lessons From the Past

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Felipe Milanez, Associate Professor at the Institute for Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil; Bret Gustafson, Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis; Isabelle Foster, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Paraguay; Douglas Southgate, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University; Patricia Vieira,...

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    2020 Oct 05

    Harvard - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - Collaborative Research Discoveries in Chile Series Launch. Making Dew in the Atacama: Atmospheric Water Capture by Desert Plants

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    1:00 pm (Chile local time)

    This event is virtual and in English, to register click here

    Speakers: Noel Michele Holbrook, Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry; Professor of Biology, Harvard University; Jacques Dumais, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

    The ecosystems of Chile are biodiversity hotspots with as much as 50% of their...

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    2020 Oct 01

    In-House Open House

    6:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Join us as we welcome our new faculty director, Steven Levitsky!

    Professor Levitsky will be joined by Marcia Castro, co-chair of the Brazil Studies Program and Alejandro de la Fuente, chair of the Cuba Studies Program to discuss ongoing and upcoming initiatives in three priority areas for 2020-21: challenges to democracy, the impact...

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    2020 Oct 01

    The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Latin America

    4:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here

    Speakers: Mala Htun, University of New Mexico; Eduardo Darget, Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru; Alisha Holland, Harvard University; Daniel Brinks, University of Texas-Austin; Steven Levitsky, Harvard University; Maria Victoria Murillo, Columbia University
    Moderated by: Javier Auyero, University of Texas-Austin

    Observers often take institutional weakness as an exogenous feature...

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